The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 250 287 244
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -43
Contract jobs citing vSphere 192 156 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.62% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 8.73% 7.11% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 105 132
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -8.42%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2200 2194 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 8.66% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1349 1163
Average daily rate £390 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 135 159
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £31.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 51 £425 +3.03% 17
Croydon -11 3 £400 -11.11%
Hayes - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £300 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 288 (88.62%) VMware
2 258 (79.38%) Windows
3 199 (61.23%) Active Directory
4 185 (56.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 141 (43.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (36.62%) Citrix
7 118 (36.31%) Microsoft
8 103 (31.69%) SAN
9 102 (31.38%) HP
10 94 (28.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 87 (26.77%) PowerShell
12 84 (25.85%) DNS
13 83 (25.54%) SQL Server
14 75 (23.08%) Cisco
15 72 (22.15%) SCCM
16 71 (21.85%) Linux
17 69 (21.23%) Firewall
18 68 (20.92%) XenApp
19 64 (19.69%) SQL
20 62 (19.08%) IIS
21 61 (18.77%) MS Exchange
22 57 (17.54%) IBM
23 56 (17.23%) ITIL
23 56 (17.23%) Finance
24 50 (15.38%) vCloud
25 47 (14.46%) VPN
26 46 (14.15%) VMware ESX
26 46 (14.15%) Migration
27 44 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
28 42 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (19.08%) IIS
2 61 (18.77%) MS Exchange
3 42 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.85%) Apache
6 17 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (3.69%) OpenStack
10 11 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (2.77%) Lync
12 8 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (2.15%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.92%) JBoss
16 2 (0.62%) Confluence
16 2 (0.62%) Node.js
17 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.92%) MS Office
3 9 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.46%) Office 365
2 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.08%) IaaS
4 7 (2.15%) PaaS
5 5 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.62%) SaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.62%) GitHub
6 2 (0.62%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (31.69%) SAN
2 84 (25.85%) DNS
3 69 (21.23%) Firewall
4 47 (14.46%) VPN
5 41 (12.62%) VLAN
6 39 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 34 (10.46%) NetScaler
8 31 (9.54%) DHCP
9 29 (8.92%) WAN
10 27 (8.31%) Internet
11 21 (6.46%) NAS
12 20 (6.15%) Network Security
12 20 (6.15%) LAN
13 19 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (5.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (4.62%) FCoE
15 15 (4.62%) iSCSI
15 15 (4.62%) VoIP
15 15 (4.62%) Ethernet
15 15 (4.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.31%) DB2
4 8 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.54%) MySQL
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.92%) Big Data
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) Redis
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.38%) MSI
2 10 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.54%) Subversion
4 4 (1.23%) Hudson
4 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 56 (17.23%) Finance
2 22 (6.77%) Law
3 21 (6.46%) Banking
4 15 (4.62%) Retail
5 13 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.69%) Legal
7 9 (2.77%) Advertising
8 8 (2.46%) Publishing
9 7 (2.15%) Marketing
10 6 (1.85%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.62%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.31%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 49 (15.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (10.77%) Administrator
3 34 (10.46%) Architect
4 29 (8.92%) Consultant
5 25 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (7.38%) Analyst
7 22 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.54%) Server Engineer
9 17 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) VMware Consultant
10 15 (4.62%) Server Administrator
11 12 (3.69%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (3.69%) Wintel Administrator
11 12 (3.69%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.38%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.38%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.77%) Storage Administrator
13 9 (2.77%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (2.77%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.00%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.77%) Application Packaging
2 9 (2.77%) .NET
3 6 (1.85%) Web Services
4 4 (1.23%) Middleware
5 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.62%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.62%) COM
6 2 (0.62%) SOAP
6 2 (0.62%) RESTful
6 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.62%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.31%) J2EE
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.46%) Clustering
2 32 (9.85%) Replication
3 15 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.31%) Blackberry
5 13 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 12 (3.69%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.46%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.85%) CLARiiON
9 5 (1.54%) Celerra
9 5 (1.54%) Open Source
10 4 (1.23%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.23%) CESG
10 4 (1.23%) PKI
11 3 (0.92%) AS400
11 3 (0.92%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.62%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 258 (79.38%) Windows
2 141 (43.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (28.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (21.85%) Linux
5 44 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (8.62%) UNIX
7 26 (8.00%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.85%) AIX
8 19 (5.85%) SUSE
9 14 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (3.69%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.46%) CentOS
13 5 (1.54%) SELinux
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.62%) VMS
16 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.31%) Solaris
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.23%) ITIL
2 46 (14.15%) Migration
3 31 (9.54%) Load Balancing
4 29 (8.92%) DevOps
5 27 (8.31%) Change Management
6 24 (7.38%) Service Management
7 22 (6.77%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (3.69%) ITSM
12 11 (3.38%) Line Management
12 11 (3.38%) Data Protection
13 10 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (3.08%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.77%) Project Management
14 9 (2.77%) TOGAF
15 8 (2.46%) Mentoring
15 8 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (2.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.77%) PowerShell
2 64 (19.69%) SQL
3 30 (9.23%) VB
4 18 (5.54%) VBScript
5 13 (4.00%) Perl
6 12 (3.69%) Ruby
7 11 (3.38%) Python
8 10 (3.08%) VBA
9 9 (2.77%) Java
10 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.92%) C
12 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.62%) Haskell
13 2 (0.62%) Erlang
13 2 (0.62%) Clojure
13 2 (0.62%) Golang
14 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (12.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 28 (8.62%) MCSE
4 18 (5.54%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.31%) VCAP
6 14 (4.31%) VCDX
6 14 (4.31%) CCNA
6 14 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.38%) MCITP
8 9 (2.77%) MCP
9 7 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.15%) Degree
10 5 (1.54%) MCSA
11 4 (1.23%) CCEA
11 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.62%) CCA
12 2 (0.62%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.62%) MCTS
12 2 (0.62%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.69%) SLA
2 5 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.92%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 199 (61.23%) Active Directory
2 185 (56.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (20.92%) XenApp
4 50 (15.38%) vCloud
5 46 (14.15%) VMware ESX
6 36 (11.08%) XenDesktop
7 29 (8.92%) Hyper-V
7 29 (8.92%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (4.62%) NFS
8 15 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (3.69%) XenServer
9 12 (3.69%) FreeRADIUS
10 11 (3.38%) Firmware
11 9 (2.77%) VMware Server
12 8 (2.46%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.15%) UAG
14 3 (0.92%) Xen
14 3 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 72 (22.15%) SCCM
2 32 (9.85%) SCOM
3 20 (6.15%) Puppet
4 14 (4.31%) HP SIM
4 14 (4.31%) Tivoli
5 12 (3.69%) Nagios
5 12 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (3.08%) Backup Exec
7 10 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.77%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (2.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 7 (2.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (2.15%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.15%) Control-M
10 6 (1.85%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (1.54%) Icinga
11 5 (1.54%) FreeIPA
12 4 (1.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 288 (88.62%) VMware
2 119 (36.62%) Citrix
3 118 (36.31%) Microsoft
4 102 (31.38%) HP
5 75 (23.08%) Cisco
6 57 (17.54%) IBM
7 42 (12.92%) NetApp
7 42 (12.92%) F5
8 39 (12.00%) EMC
9 26 (8.00%) CheckPoint
10 22 (6.77%) Oracle
11 20 (6.15%) Dell
11 20 (6.15%) Juniper
11 20 (6.15%) Websense
12 17 (5.23%) Red Hat
12 17 (5.23%) Sophos
12 17 (5.23%) BMC
13 15 (4.62%) 3PAR
14 14 (4.31%) Symantec
15 9 (2.77%) CA
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